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Doris Conrad
Services for Doris Jean Zipperian Conrad, 86, of Mabank, were held Feb.18, 2012, at Eubank Memorial Chapel.
Conrad was born March 23, 1925, in Peru, Ind., to Mildred and Leonard Zipperian and died Feb.14, 2012.
She married Wallie Conrad in 1945 and was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Spanish Shores Senoras, Red Hat Society, Cedar Creek Lake Women’s Club and the Angel Food Bank.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Robert (Bob) Zipperian, Richard (Dick) Zipperian and James (Jim) Zipperian.
Survivors include her daughters Karen Sue (Conrad) Paul of Murray, Ky., and Vicki Lynn Evans of Gun Barrel City; grandchildren Anne Aydt, Jenny Paul, Andrew (Buzz) Paul, Bradley Westbrook; five great-grandchildren; other family members and many friends.
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Maurice Meredith
Services for Maurice Meredith, 56, of Whitehouse, were held Feb. 21, 2012, at Christian Life Center Church in Gun Barrel City with Pastor Barry Boatright officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home, Canton.
Burial followed at Haven of Memories, Canton.
Meredith was born Aug. 25, 1955, in Athens, to Rosa Lee Chavers and Merrell Meredith and died Feb. 17, 2012, in Whitehouse.
He was reared in Eustace and graduated from Eustace High School, coached girls softball teams and was a member of the Christian Life Center Church.
After serving in the Air Force, he worked in construction. He enjoyed hunting, collecting guns and video games.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Marci Meredith, of Whitehouse; son Robert Meredith and wife Samantha of Whitehouse; daughters Jessica Meredith Herber and husband Cody of Whitehouse and Latisha Blackwell of Kingwood; seven grandchildren; sister Jean Smith and husband Mason; brothers Vester Meredith and wife Vestine, Jerry Meredith and wife Molly.
Pallbearers were Robert Meredith, Jeremy Rolison, Wesley Preston, Gary Goodell, Vester Meredith and Hondo Meredith.
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Margie Davis
Services for Margie Faye Davis, 83, of Kemp, were held Feb. 22, 2012, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Chapel in Kemp. Burial followed at Baker Cemetery.
Davis was born April 11, 1928, in Grand Saline, to Ada (Britton) and Charlie Hogue and died Feb. 17, 2012.
She enjoyed fishing, visiting with friends, cooking for her family and bingo. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kemp.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Allen J. Davis, brothers Roy, Archie, Eugene and Bill Hogue and grandson Shawn Farris.
Survivors include daughters Glenda Dimio and husband Ronald of Payne Springs, Barbara Farris of Kemp, and Judy Martin and husband Kenneth of Kemp; sister Sue Whatley of Irving; grandchildren Allan Dimio, Larry Farris Jr., Truman Farris, Tony Wright, Karen Martin; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
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Joyce Mayes
Services for Joyce Lynne Mayes, 64, of Eustace, were held Feb. 19, 2012, at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Rev. Scott Schaller officiating.
Mayes was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Ridgecrest, Calif., to Beatrice and Ernest Clark and died Feb. 16, 2012, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
She enjoyed raising her family, spending time with her grandchildren, and relaxing in her flower garden.
She was an active member of the Lutheran Church and was a mother figure to many women from diverse backgrounds. She was very fond of saying “You Got To Believe!”
For 17 years she worked with the Dallas County Court System as the head bookkeeper for Lancaster, Irving and Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Reggie Clark.
Survivors include her husband Michael S. Mayes; children Sheila Deanise Dean and husband John of Texarkana, Michael Shawn Mayes of Eustace, Christopher Lynn Mayes and wife Sara of Mountain View Calif.; grandchildren Jared Edward and Alexandra Nicole Dean and Michael Shawn Mayes Jr.; aunt Sharon Hunter; friends Carolyn Selman, Judge Luis Sepulveda and coworkers from Dallas County J.P. 5-1.
Memorial funds may be sent to St. Peter Lutheran Church in Gun Barrel City.
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Mary Jordan
Services for Mary Lou Jordan, 82, of Mabank, were held Feb. 21, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel with Rev. Don Teague officiating. Interment followed at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Park.
Jordan was born April 2, 1929, in Pittsburg, to Ruby (Young) and Roy Moody and died Feb. 18, 2012, in Kaufman.
She married Alfred Ray Jordan June 7, 1947, and worked as a telephone operator for AT&T and attended Telephone Pioneers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers James and Steve.
Survivors include her husband, A.R. “Buddy” Jordan, of Mabank; daughters Virginia Greer and husband Robert of Abilene, Sandra Nelson and husband James of Canton, Toni Vermeule and husband Jimmy of Mabank; grandchildren Robert Alan Greer, Rebecca Gentry, Lacy Dreger, Brad Jones, Sara Coble, Stefani Conley and Suzan Lynn; great-grandchildren; Forrest, Evan, Emily, Brianna, Zakery, Abbigal, Christen, Kalee, Savanna and Shelbie; brother Roy Moody and wife Edith of Pittsburg; sisters Sarah Moody of Austin and Shelia Powell and husband Glenn of West Columbia; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
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Letha Newsom
Services for Letha Mae Newsom, 84, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Inn at Los Patios in San Antonio.
Newsom and her husband retired to the Cedar Creek Lake area from Dallas and spent many years as avid golfers at the Cedar Creek Golf Club.
They loved hosting fish fries and barbecues for family and friends on the ranch they built and enjoyed square dancing with the Log Cabin Swingers.
The Newsoms spent the last seven years in San Antonio cared for by their granddaughter Tammy Carpenter and her husband, Mark.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Gould, sister Helen Nichols and husband Thomas Lee Newsom.
Survivors include her daughters Linda Mabra and Vickie Newsom; five granddaughters; one grandson; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Lou Fisher.

Sibyl Vinson
Services for Sibyl McClendon Vinson, 84, of Kemp, were held Feb. 22, 2012, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Vinson was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Wilson, Okla., to parents Dora Elizabeth Grissom and Daniel McClendon and died Feb. 19, 2012.
She was known as “Mimi” by her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading, canning, cooking, gardening, golfing, and painting for which she won many awards.
She was on the board of the Cedar Creek Country Club, Eastern Star and the Dallas Business Women’s Association. She was Methodist and attended First United Methodist Church in Mabank.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of nearly 50 years, Howard W. Vinson, son Howard Jr., brothers George and Ivron McClendon, and sisters Jewel Jones and Louise Hitt.
Survivors include son Dennis Vinson and his wife, Sheila, of Kaufman; daughters Carol Hojnacki and her husband, Tony, of North Richland Hills and Marta Nott and her husband, Robert, of Royse City; grandchildren Todd, Heather, Daniel, Keith and Courtney; five great-grandchildren; other family and friends.
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Annie Morgan
Services for Annie May Morgan, 66, of Prairieville, were held Feb. 21, 2012, at the Moorhead Epps Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Marvin Partins. Burial followed at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Mabank.
Morgan was born Oct. 7, 1945, in Donna, to Evellia Elen Moore and James Garfield Alderson and died at her home in Prairieville with her family at her side.
She was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her husband, Smiley E. Morgan; children James, Rodney and David Morgan, Angelia Laughlin, Tommy and Mary Cook, Cynthia Hamilton, VeAnna Eads; sister Gloria James; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; numerous other family and many friends.

Larry Maxfield
Services for Larry Gene Maxfield, 73, of Mabank, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at Liberty Baptist Church with Bro. Dennis Woods officiating.
Visitation will be at Tomlinson Funeral Home in Seven Points, from 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23. Burial will follow at Baker Cemetery.
Maxfield was born Nov. 26,1938, in Van, to Pernice Ogles and Jessie Maxfield and died Feb. 17, 2012, in Mabank.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son Richard Maxfield.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; sons Larry Allen and Mark Maxfield; daughter Tonia; brothers Terry, Don and Bruce; sisters Suzie and Paula; grandchildren Kristy, Heidi, Mark, Eric, Andy, Brittany, Catherine and Jamie; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Siera, Holden, Makayla, and Kaylee.

Buford McMillan
Services for Buford R. “BR” McMillan, 90, of Kemp, were held Feb. 21, 2012, at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Kemp with interment at King Cemetery afterwards.
McMillan was born July 7, 1921, in Tool, to Mary Cary and Silas McMillan and died Feb. 17, 2012, in Denton.
McMillan was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather and a lifelong resident of the Kemp and Cedar Creek Lake area. He always had a smile for everyone and never met a stranger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Doris M. McMillan, second wife Odessa McMillan, son Glenn McMilllan and three brothers.
Survivors include his children, Patsy Simmons, of Aurora, Colo., Rita McMillan Coker and husband Jerry of Aubrey, Ronald McMillan of Greenville; grandchildren Warren, Scott, Mike, Lisa, Duane, Christian, Brittany and Cody; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several other extended family and friends.
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William Boyd
A memorial service for William E. (Bill) Boyd, 71, of Gun Barrel City will be held Feb. 25, 2012 at Celebration on the Lake Church in Payne Springs with Pastor Kathy Bowser officiating. A reception at the church followed the service.
Boyd was born in Longview, Sept. 4, 1930 to Margaret Louise and Eugene (Gene) Boyd, and passed away February 18, 2012.
Preceding him in death were his parents, paternal grandparents P. P. Boyd Sr. and step grandmother Lona, maternal grandparents Ed Anderson and wife Mittie, uncles P. P. BOYD, JR. AND J. B. Gordon, aunts Louise and Edna.
His paternal grandfather owned the only dairy within the Longview city limits, and Bill worked many hours there, along with his cousins Beverly, Lona and Pete Boyd.
After graduating from Kilgore College, Bill attended North Texas State at Denton and graduated in 1952.
He met and married Lajuanda Welmaker in December, 1953.
Bill was advertising manager at Fedway in Longview. His career in advertising took to other retail venues, namely Titche-Goettinger and Neiman Marcus in Dallas, where he worked for Stanley Marcus, with Grieving Hearts.
The couple divorced in 1963, knowing that they would always remain friends and good parents to their two sons.
Bill travelled all over Texas and New Mexico with clothing lines to retail outlets, collecting many unique artifacts over the years.
He retired and moved from Dallas to Gun Barrel City, where he opened a shop called “Old Friends Gallery” The shop was a gathering place for many Mabank citizens, friends, and the main attraction, Dexter, the cottage cat.
The shop was so beautifully decorated and flowers were so bright during the recent drought that he won Best Landscaped Yard in Mabank, even though it was just a concrete porch, ;he said.
Bill spent many years with his best friend, Steve Tuggle, who tended and stood by him during his final days.
Bill was always very honest about his live choices, but mostly, he was so grateful for his much-loved sons and beautiful granddaughter. He was so proud to have lived long enough to see her grow into a bright, happy, nearly 6-year-old young lady.
Bill loved his church and was at peace with both God and man.
He is survived by sons Bruce Boyd and wife Rhonda, Bryan Boyd and wife Karen and granddaughter Alaina Claire Boyd; sister Barbara Burch and husband Richard, nephews Rick and Britt Burch, niece Becky Melton and numerous other relatives.


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